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EDH1150 Physical Activity in Society

Semester 1, 2019 Online
Short Description: Physical Activity in Society
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Educ
Student contribution band : National Priority - Teaching
ASCED code : 070303 - Education Studies
Grading basis : Graded

Staffing

Examiner: Annette Bromdal

Rationale

Sport and associated physical activities continue to play a significant role in group identity, the sense of belonging, and developing a feeling of individual worth in greater society. This course endeavours to enable health and physical education (HPE) pre-service educators to recognise the significant distinction between being familiar with selected sociocultural dimensions of human movement and understanding these dimensions in a systematic and structured way with the aim of becoming an increasingly independent and reflective practitioner. Learning in this course focuses on providing students the opportunity to understand, identify, examine and analyse issues related to the sociocultural foundations of sport, physical activity and exercise in Australian society and internationally.

Students have the opportunity to develop introductory knowledge and understanding related to the causes and impact of sociocultural issues within sport, physical activity and exercise, and challenge societal practices which disenfranchise individuals and/or group of people with respect to their involvement in sport, physical activity and exercise in Australia and internationally. Engagement in this course will allow students to develop sought after professional skills, understandings and competencies for interpreting and evaluating the ways in which sport and other forms of physical activity are microcosms of a larger community and as such reproduce and emphasise the dominant ideologies of that community.

Synopsis

This course offers an introduction to the sociocultural foundations of human movement through consideration of aspects, forces and issues that influence participation in and attitudes towards sport, physical activity and exercise of individuals and groups of people in Australia and internationally. The course draws upon knowledge and insights from different areas of study within the sociocultural domain to help health and physical education (HPE) pre-service educators understand and critically explore the role and importance of sport and physical activity in society. These sociocultural issues range from historical, anthropological, social and philosophical aspects of sport and physical activity. Through research, interpretation, critical analysis, evaluation and the production of responses to diverse equity and access issues in sport and physical activity within the wider and complex social environment of Australia and internationally, students will develop skills and competencies necessary in educational and other relevant professional milieus.

Students are provided the opportunity to become acquaint with the sociocultural field of sport and physical activity, thereby affording them an introductory knowledge and understanding of important ongoing social, historical, cultural and philosophical issues within the sport and physical activity context. Throughout the course students are offered the opportunity to actively participate in and reflect on personal experiences and acquire knowledge and understanding through individual reflective and research work, cooperative inquiry based learning such as group-work and debates, small and large group discussions, online discussion forums and through constructivist feedback sessions.

Objectives

On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. identify, examine and assess historical and current sociocultural factors and forces that exert an influence upon the sporting and physical activities in Australia and internationally and the ability to examine and evaluate these with the help of different theoretical perspectives and inter-disciplinary viewpoints (APST 1.3, 1.5, 3.4)
  2. compare and contrast Traditional Indigenous Games (TIG) from Australia and internationally and physical activities from different Ancient civilisations to analyse and explore how these games/physical activities reflect interdisciplinary elements of their respective cultures and societies (APST 1.3, 1.4, 2.4)
  3. identify the major issues surrounding equity and access common to sport, physical activity and exercise (APST 1.3, 1.5, 1,6, 2.1, 4.1)
  4. apply key principles described in codes of ethics and conduct for relevant professions through the medium of sport, physical activity and exercise (APST 4.1, 4.4, 7.1, 7.2)
  5. apply inclusive, equitable and socially just teaching and learning programs challenging societal practices which disenfranchise individuals and/or group of people with respect to their involvement in sport, physical activity and exercise in Australia. (APST 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 4.1, 4.4)
  6. interpret, analyse, critique and evaluate primary and secondary data on sociocultural aspects of sport and physical activity and justify professional opinions as part of an examination of selected sociocultural concerns in sport and physical activity.

Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. Introduction to sociocultural aspects of sport and physical activity; and the anthropology of sport 10.00
2. Historical aspects of sport and physical activity (theory and practice) 35.00
3. Sociocultural factors and forces influencing sport and physical activity (theory and practice). 55.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2019&sem=01&subject1=EDH1150)

Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)

There is no set text for this course.

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.
Mechikoff, RA 2013, A history and philosophy of sport and physical education: from ancient civilizations to the modern world, 6th edn, McGraw-Hill, New York, New York.

Student workload expectations

Activity Hours
Directed Study 80.00
Private Study 85.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
ASSIGNMENT 1 40 40 28 Mar 2019
ASSIGNMENT 2 60 60 30 May 2019

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    On-campus: It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

    Online: There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students' responsibility to study all material provided to them including discussion forums scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks.

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    The final grades will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.

  6. Examination information:
    There is no examination in this course.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    Not applicable.

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.

Assessment notes

  1. Assessment items are designed to determine the extent to which the course objectives have been achieved. A full assessment outline and appropriate assessment criteria will be provided.

  2. APA style is the referencing system required in this course. Students should use APA style in their assignments to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The APA style to be used is defined by the USQ Library's referencing guide at http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing.

Other requirements

  1. Students will require access to e-mail and have Internet access to UConnect for this course.

  2. NOTE: Minimum enrolment numbers apply to this offering. Should enrolments not reach the minimum number required for on-campus study, students may be transferred to the online offering and advised of this change before semester commences

  3. Risk Management. There are no risks beyond the ordinary associated with this course.

  4. The course objectives for EDH1150 define the student learning outcomes in accordance with the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership’s (AITSL) Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) which need to be evident in education courses.